Not only do blueberries make a tasty snack, more and more research confirms the nutrients, antioxidants, and special compounds found in this flavorful berry protect the body from several health conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and inflammatory diseases.
For centuries, cauliflower has been overshadowed by its more colorful cousin, broccoli. While it may be white, rest assured that cauliflower—unlike the potato—is a non-starchy vegetable that you can feel guilt-free about eating. Loaded with healthful vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients and containing very few calories, eating a diet rich in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage, can actually reduce your cancer risk.
Figs—along with wheat, barley, grapes, pomegranates, olives, and date honey—are considered one of the seven ancient foods that contribute to a healthy diet rich in whole grains, nutrient-dense fruits, and oils (now coined the Mediterranean diet). Researchers believe that following such a diet has several health advantages, including a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.
Characterized by their slightly sweet, tangy flavor and soft, creamy center, kiwis are an easy fruit to love. Slicing up this tasty little fruit for an afternoon snack or adding them to a salad or your morning smoothie are all healthy ways to get more this nutrient-rich, fat-free food in your diet.
Mushrooms may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of superfoods. Veggies like spinach, kale, and Swiss chard may be at the top of your mind. But maybe you should move mushrooms up on your list. Low in calories and packed with potent nutrients and antioxidants, these fun little fungi can help support a healthy diet.
It appears that ancient cultures around the globe, including the Egyptians, were also well-aware of its healing properties.
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